Qatar Academy Sidra Website: Upcoming Events

6th November 2014
Qatar Academy
Tel: 445 42322
Email: [email protected]
Upcoming Events
Dear Parents,
It’s been a busy, productive two weeks since our last
newsletter. Some of the highlights include:
• All faculty attended a two day workshop which
strengthened understanding about the
implementation of the International Baccalaureate
Primary Years Programme (PYP).
• The 36 different After School Activities are in full
• Students have been developing their school routines
with a clearer understanding of expectations.
• Being caring, respectful and demonstrating
responsibility continues to be our focus values.
As we move into our first reporting period, I encourage you
to keep an open channel of communication with the different
teachers that your child works with and take note of the
upcoming Parent Teacher Conferences. The teachers will
arrange specific times for these meetings.
Finally, please be reminded that students should not be
dropped off at the school until our teaching supervision
schedule starts at 6:40am each morning. Also student pick
up is promptly after school or ASA. Best regards,
18th Nov
Parent Teacher Conferences
2:30pm to 4:30pm
18th Nov
Author Visit in school
(Hena Khan)
19th Nov
Early Dismissal 11am
Parent Teacher Conferences
12:00 noon – 4:00pm
24th - 26th Nov
School Photographs
3rd Dec
Parent Information Meeting
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Awsaj School Auditorium
Mr. Harish Kanabar
Vision Qatar Academy Sidra prepares students to contribute to a more peaceful, sustainable and equitable world. Through the development of critical thinking skills, reflection and service learning w e will nurture student creativity and develop inquiring, compassionate w orld citizens. Mission Qatar Academy Sidra is a private, non-­‐profit, co-­‐educational, international school aligned with Qatari values and the IB philosophy. Our school serves the children of Sidra Medical and Research Center and Qatar Academy Sidra overseas staff members.
When: Wednesday, December 3 at 6:30 pm
Where: Awsaj Auditorium
On Wednesday, December 3rd from 6:30 – 7:30 pm QA Sidra will
be hosting a Parent Information Evening at Awsaj Auditorium. We
will be presenting our vision for the school for the coming three
years and an overview of both the Primary Years and Middle
Years Programmes.
This event gives parents an opportunity for meaningful dialogue
and input about the current and future direction of the school and
we would encourage you to attend and participate in the activities
planned. 2
Grade 3 held their first Author’s Chair last month! Author’s chair is an engaging
and fun part of the writing process in our Writers Workshop. It is a special time
that is allotted to writers to share their stories with an audience. Students
excitedly worked through the writing process. They started with brainstorming
ideas for various narratives, drafting several narratives, selecting one to revise
and edit with peers and then the teacher. To end with, they typed their final
draft and put it all together as a published piece with illustrations. Students were
very enthusiastic and anxious to present to their peers and the Principals.
Providing students an opportunity to share
their hard work is a motivating force for
them to become life long writers!
A word from the young authors!
What was you favourite part of Author’s Chair?
“My favourite part of Author’s Chair was
reading to the audience.” – Habiba Weldon
If you could do anything
differently next time, what
would it be?
“I want to write nonfiction so adults can get
new information.” – Yazan
Important Reminder
Drop off: 6:40am-7:00am
Pick Up: Promptly after4 school/ASA ending